Creativity depends on a number of things: experience, including knowledge and technical skills; talent; an ability to think in new ways; and the capacity to push through uncreative dry spells.— Teresa Amabile
Most Powerful Dry Spell quotations
Piglet : How do you spell love?Poog : You don't spell it, you feel it.
We are often like rivers: careless and forceful, timid and dangerous, lucid and muddied, eddying, gleaming, still. Lovers, farmers, and artists have one thing in common, at least - a fear of 'dry spells,' dormant periods in which we do no blooming, internal droughts only the waters of imagination and psychic release can civilize.
You do things when the opportunities come along.
I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing.
The Maxim, "Nothing but perfection", may be spelled "Paralysis".
I have been in kind of a sexual dry spell lately.
In the past few years I've only had sex in months that end in arch... in years that have an Olympics.
I understand from my own work that haste makes waste.
But I also understand that ... the creative spark dims, and then death puts it out. William Shakespeare, for instance, hasn’t produced a new play for 400 years. That, my friends, is a long dry spell.
Normally I can balance two or three things.
The problem is when you're out of work and don't have anything to balance. I think people assume you're always busy. You go through dry spells.
Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry.
I heard Bob Weinstein actually likened actors to baseball players.
You work for a while then all of a sudden you go through a dry spell.
And sometimes you just have to trust that there will be more, sometimes you go through dry spells and you have to assure yourself "no no, it's gonna be fine. There's gonna be more songs, it's all good.
Even the greatest actors have had dry spells where they've wondered if they were going to work again.
The only time a woman is helpless is when her nail polish is drying!
If I have a dry spell ... I wait and live harder, eyes, ears, and heart open, and when the productive time comes, it is that much richer.
Yes, I get dry spells. Sometimes I can't turn out a thing for three months. When one of those spells comes on I quit trying to work and go out and see something of life. You can't write a story that's got any life in it by sitting at a writing table and thinking. You've got to get out into the streets, into the crowds, talk with people, and feel the rush and throb of real life-that's the stimulant for a story writer.
What? Had a dry spell of killing people lately? (Susan) As a matter of fact, yes. If it doesn’t end soon, I might get out of practice. (Otto)
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
If you stuff yourself full of poems, essays, plays, stories, novels, films, comic strips, magazines, music, you automatically explode every morning like Old Faithful. I have never had a dry spell in my life, mainly because I feed myself well, to the point of bursting. I wake early and hear my morning voices leaping around in my head like jumping beans. I get out of bed to trap them before they escape.
Before 'Mad Men,' I definitely had very dry spells and I know what those feel like, and I don't think that ever leaves you as an actor.